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Windows 8 was revealed during CES 2011 and formally launched on October 26 2012. This new version of Microsoft operating system (OS) aims at bridging the gap between desktop OS and mobile OS. To ensure API compatibility between Windows 8, Windows 8 RT (for ARM-based processor) and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has unified the code base of all those operating systems. This should make it very easy for developers develop once and deploy on all platforms with a minimal amount of tweaks. The most visible change is the Metro design language, which is very much suited for mobile applications.

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Windows 8/8.1 Finally Takes 15% Of The Market

11/02/2014, It is no secret that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have had a hard time in the market. Their predecessor, Windows 7, boasted a strong adoption rate not long after it was released but sadly that hasn’t been the case with these two iterations of...

Net Applications: Windows 7′s Market Share Continues To Dominate

10/02/2014, Windows 8.1 is the latest version of the Windows platform at the moment. However come 2015, Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 10, but in the meantime how are Microsoft’s other builds doing? It seems that according to the latest figures by Net...

Notion Ink Cain Revealed On The Quiet

09/18/2014, All parents have great hopes for their children, wondering just where all of that potential is going to go to. However, there are times when potential is “wasted” or gone unfulfilled, leaving the set of parents disappointed. I suppose Notion Ink here...

Solved: How To Install .NET 3.5 On Windows 8

09/06/2014, If you are reading this page, chances are that you have been trying to run an application that is asking to have .NET 3.5 or older, going back to 2.0. The good news is that .NET 3.5 (what is .NET by the way?) can handle all prior .NET versions, so you...

VLC For Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 Delayed

08/25/2014, According to various reports in the past as well as hints by the developer, it was suggested that VLC for Windows Phone is pretty close to seeing a release. In fact the reports had stated that the app for Windows Phone could be released this month, but...

HP Continues Promoting Windows 7 Over Windows 8

08/20/2014, While Windows 8 might be the latest operating system from Microsoft, it seems that the Redmond company is having a hard time trying to convince its OEM partners to promote and use the operating system. In fact it seems in HP’s latest round of...

Hearthstone Update Adds Official Support For Windows 8 Touch Devices

08/06/2014, Hearthstone is Blizzard’s latest game and it borrows characters and some lore from their Warcraft franchise. For those unfamiliar, it is a card-based game where gamers can build decks and face off against other gamers, just like Magic: The Gathering and...

Cortana Will Eventually Arrive On Windows And Xbox [Rumor]

06/12/2014, So a couple of months ago at their BUILD 2014 conference, Microsoft announced their voice assistant program, Cortana. As you might have realized by now, Cortana is only available on the Windows Phone platform, although job listings last month seems to...

Microsoft Strikes Back At China Concerning Windows 8

06/05/2014, Microsoft is not too pleased to hear that China claims Windows 8 is being used to monitor users, and the software giant has taken to Weibo (which happens to be China’s version of Twitter, so to speak) in order to stake claims that such allegations are...

China Criticizes Windows 8, Claims It Will Be Used To Monitor Users

06/05/2014, China is a country known for their heavy censorship on the internet and have gone to great lengths to try and limit the scope of foreign internet websites and services that can be accessed within the country. This has resulted in China creating local...

Toshiba Encore Windows Tablet In The Pipeline

05/21/2014, The Toshiba Encore 8 happens to be a Windows-powered tablet that comes with an 8” display, where it carries the model number WT8-A32. Having said that, one can only wonder whether the upcoming Toshiba WT10 will be a 10” tablet that is set to light up...

China Bans Windows 8 From Government Computers

05/20/2014, When it comes to protecting their privacy and their people from influence from the outside world, China is pretty strict. We’ve seen the country impose pretty strict censorship laws, and it was only recently that they allowed console manufacturers to...